This new non-fiction book factually presents the details of the abduction and murder of a ten-year-old girl in Brawley, California on January 7, 1965. Take a guided tour of small town living during the 1960s. Follow the steps of a serial killer as he leaves a trail of death and sorrow throughout the United States to the small southern California town of Brawley. In a chilling and compelling style of non-fiction narrative history, Crowson provides the readers a meticulously researched background of the killer, Robert Eugene Pennington. The book traces Pennington's childhood and subsequent life of crime in and out of prison, including his years as a circus roustabout and escaped convict. Meet the family of innocent Brenda Sue Sayers, a beautiful young child whose wish to own a puppy cost her more than anyone could imagine. The author's academic and investigative tone captivates the reader. The understanding of life in Brawley during this time and how this crime affected the community is very evident. Crowson's insight is provided with side stories and descriptions of overlapping crimes that deliver an historical, cultural, and legal perspective of this unique area. ALMOST ELEVEN details the chilling and compelling method of law enforcement's search, capture, and trial of local boy turned evil. The book also details and honors their heroic work. It was a horrific time for this family and for the history of this small town. This book ensures that Brenda will not be forgotten.